It's all about the kids!
Thanks to the efforts of all of our generous volunteers and donors, this year's annual dinner and silent auction raised a net profit of $9384!!!!
This money will go a long way to help support our Christmas gift program, formula program, and many other programs focused on the educational needs of the 80+ children living at Santa Maria de la Esperanza.
Over $144 Million Dollars!!!!!
That is the amount the Amazon Smile program has donated to charities, and FOSMO is so excited to have qualified for this easy fundraising program.
All you have to do is go to www.smile.amazon.com and choose "Friends of Santa Maria Orphanage Foundation" as your charity of choice. Whenever you shop or checkout with Amazon, go through the "smile" website and FOSMO will receive a donation of 0.5% of your eligible purchases. It's an extra step, but well worth it.
With the holidays fast approaching, please consider using the smile program when online shopping. FOSMO has already begun gearing up for our Christmas backpack shopping for the kids, so we'll be using this program as well.
Huge thanks to our treasurer Kaye Gosline for helping FOSMO become qualified for this program. And as always, thank you to EVERYONE who supports the efforts of FOSMO throughout the year.
Now go to smile.amazon.com and order all your goodies!
What's the Buzz?
We are proud to announce that FOSMO has earned a "platinum" status through the Guidestar program!
Guidestar is a research database that provides information on US nonprofits based on their financial credibility, transparency, and adherence to our mission statement.
As always, FOSMO strives to use every donated dollar for the benefit of the 80 or so children living at the Santa Maria de la Esperanza orphanage. And as always, all of our board members are volunteers. We work very hard to keep administrative costs to a minimum.
You can rest easy knowing your donations are being used responsibly.
Click on the PDF logo to see our most recent financial filings.